2 PANS kids fighting lyme and coinfections, our journey to healing

Dr. Amy Yasko

If you are looking for an explanatory read and roadmap to help recover your child I would suggest reading:  “Autism, Pathways to Recovery” available as a free PDF download from Dr. Amy Yasko’s website, containing information that we can use to really help recover our children.  The book is a fairly easy read and helps explain much about cleaning up a child’s health and environment to aid recovery.  It also explains the methylation process and the cycles that go on in the human body to create homeostasis and well being.  Many of our children have real, biological illnesses creating their mental health and physical wellness challenges.  In addition to offering parent support, products and a wealth of great information, in my personal opinion, Dr. Amy Yasko’s site offers much in the way of explaining how we may have gotten here and more importantly, what to do next.  Find Dr. Amy Yasko here.  Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new...

May is Mental Health Month

May is mental health month, don’t know that it can be considered a “celebration” of mental health, but it’s high time we started discussing and being open about these challenges in our children and likewise, in adults. I have been reading various blogs and posts in regard to this month’s subject and found this: “In an attempt to increase knowledge about mental health issues among today’s youth, California passed a new law in 2013 requiring the addition of age-appropriate mental health curriculum to the Education Code. This law specifically states that all public schools within the state of California need to revise their Health Framework to include the integration of mental health education for grades K-12. …  Our hope is that other local schools take the initiative to incorporate mental health issues into their classrooms. We also hope that other states recognize the importance of mental health education for youth and consider implementation of this new law. Let’s work together to better the future generations of America!” Read full article from Psych Central here. Wouldn’t it be great if that could really be achieved?  Sad that it is even needed, but so many of our kids are either pushed out of schools and end up isolated in a home-school situation or the opposite happens, which in most cases is worse, the child is forced to try and manage with the little help the school is able or willing to offer and in the end the child either flunks out, commits suicide, is bullied relentlessly or worse, turns on the school in full force.   It’s a sad story that we see all over today, more and more it seems our kids are having significant mental challenges and none more evident than when a child commits suicide or lets loose on a school, what we are doing doesn’t seem to be working, there is a new need out there, there are new problems being encountered by society today than was 20-30 years ago so inevitably new solutions are needed, let’s find a way to help raise these kids up rather than force them out! Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click...

Moving around webville and the mass of misinformation and discord among parents.

When we first started this journey, we spent hours researching places and things to do to solve ‘autism.’  The world wide web was there, but Facebook was in it’s infancy and information was limited to yahoo groups and email listservs mostly.  Parents were active in sharing on these mediums and I learnt a lot.  However, the information sharing was limited, and then along came Facebook.  Now there are groups secret or otherwise galore to glean information on any possible therapy or intervention you can imagine.  But the problem with that is, everyone has a different opinion, and their reasoning can sometimes make sense but sometimes it can be so way off base you wonder how they imagined it in the first place.   There is no way of knowing if you are headed down a path to nowhere, there is no way to know before you start a therapy if it will give you any progression at all, some will actually cause regression in your child, but blind faith and a ravaging desire to make your child’s life as “typical” as possible drives you on.  Having a child who has no friends, who is lonely, who doesn’t fit, who can’t just go with the flow, who can’t attend regular classes, who gets pulled out of classes for extra help, a child who is constantly tagged by teachers and other parents as “difficult”, a child who at home causes disruption, angst and fatigue at every turn – it is all exhausting and depressing and disheartening, so we do the only thing we can do, we try to fix it.  We reach out to doctors, to MDs, to chiropractors, to naturopaths, to counselors, to psychiatrists, to anyone that will feasibly offer a solution, a fix, a “cure.” Sometimes we stumble upon another parent’s success and we grab it with both hands (along with a pen to write the check), and other times we know we already tried that “amazing” therapy and failed out fantastically, sometimes we just don’t even have the energy or the overdraft left to pick up the phone to enquire.  However, what is available (and best of all free) on all of these sites, forums and chat group are the other parents, other parents who understand your dilemma, other parents who have been there or are just getting to where you are, and they are all fighting to get their kids recognized, educated and productive.  Use the forums, use the groups, join, make friends, and best of all...

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